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Blackberry-Peach Wrapped Pork Recipe

Blackberries and peaches aren't usually paired with pork but I like the way that roasting brings out additional sweetness and flavors to the fruit that complements the pork wonderfully.

I prefer my sous vide pork cooked at 59°C (138°F) but it can leave a slightly pink center which can turn some people off so I tend to cook it at 61°C (142°F) for parties. Feel free to adjust the temperature to what you and your guests prefer.

You can make both the sous vide pork and the blackberry-peach gel sheet a day ahead of time. I try to sear the pork close to the time of serving so it stays hot though.

Blackberry wrapped pork

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Blackberry-Peach Wrapped Pork Recipe

  • Published: April 03, 2015
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 6 Hours
  • Makes: 7 large to 15 small servings
  • Cooks: 142°F (61°C) for 4 to 6 hours

Blackberry-Peach Wrapped Pork Ingredients

For the Sous Vide Pork

900g pork tenderloin, about 2 pounds
Salt and pepper
4g rosemary
4g garlic powder
3g ground coriander
2g ground cumin

For the Blackberry-Peach Puree

300g blackberries
300g peaches, pits removed
20g canola oil
90g water
30g honey
10g lime juice
2g ancho powder
1.5g ground coriander

For the Blackberry-Peach Gel

400g blackberry-peach puree
3.6g agar, 0.9%
0.4g locust bean gum, 0.1%

For the Smoke Bomb Sauce

200g liquid smoke
30g molasses
6g smoked salt
36g fish sauce
2g paprika
2g ground cumin
2g xanthan gum, 1.0%

To Assemble

Thyme leaves

Blackberry-Peach Wrapped Pork Instructions

For the Sous Vide Pork

Heat a sous vide machine to 61°C (142°F).

Cut the pork loin roast in slabs 25mm (1") thick. Combine all the spices in a bowl and mix well. Salt and pepper the pork then coat with the spice rub. Place the pork in sous vide pouches, seal them, and place in the water bath. Cook for 4 to 6 hours.

Remove the pork from the sous vide pouches and pat dry. Quickly sear each slab in a pan over medium-high heat, until just browned. Remove from the heat.

For the Blackberry-Peach Puree

Preheat an oven to 204°C (400°F).

Toss the blackberries with half of the oil and place on one half of a baking sheet. Coarsely chop the peaches then toss with the remaining oil. Place the peaches on the other half of the baking sheet, keeping the blackberries and peaches relatively separate.

Bake the fruit until they have started to release their juices. Remove from the heat.

Scrap the blackberries into a bowl, add the water and puree well. Strain out the seeds and larger pieces of pulp.

Combine the peaches and strained blackberry juice with the honey, lime juice, ancho powder, and coriander then puree with a blender or food processor until smooth.

For the Blackberry-Peach Gel

Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

Blend the agar and locust bean gum into the blackberry peach puree. Place the mixture in a pot and bring to a boil, then let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Pour the hot gel onto the baking sheets, trying to keep the depth of the liquid very small, about 2mm to 4mm (1/8" to 1/16").

Let set for at least 10 minutes, or preferably at least an hour in the refrigerator. Once fully set, carefully cut the sheets into strips 18mm (0.75") wide and long enough to wrap around a 25mm (1") pork cube.

For the Smoke Bomb Sauce

Combine the salt and liquid smoke in a bowl and mix well until the salt is dissolved.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and blend well with an immersion blender. The Smoke Bomb sauce will keep in an airtight container placed in the refrigerator for several weeks.

To Assemble

Cut the pork loins into cubes 25mm (1") on each side. Wrap the cube with a strip of the blackberry-peach gel and hold in place with a toothpick if desired. Place on a serving dish and top the pork with a dab of the smoke bomb sauce and some thyme leaves.

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